Archives: Literature


Gives a useful taxonomy of the sharing economy, including definitions of the following: Sharing economy Collaborative economy On-demand economy Gig economy Freelance economy Peer economy Access economy Crowd economy Digital economy Platform economy
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Abstract: The Oslo Manual provides guidelines for collecting and interpreting data data on innovation. It seeks to facilitate international comparability, and provides a platform for research and experimentation on innovation measurement. Its guidelines are principally intended to support national statistical offices and other producers of innovation data in designing, collecting, and publishing measures of innovation to meet a range of research and policy needs. In addition, the guidelines are also designed to be of direct value to users of information on innovation


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Article explores why innovation is less than successful. It introduces the innovation value chain Idea Generation -> Idea Conversion -> Idea Diffusion Where all links in the chain need to operate successfully for innovation to be successful. I believe the concept is great, though needs an earlier stage of Innovation Scoping to allow the organisation […]
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Abstract: Empirical research reveals that many new products fail as a result of consumers’ passive resistance to innovation. Moreover, extant research suggests that high levels of stimulation induced by radical innovations even enhance negative effects of passive innovation resistance. However, empirical evidence for these propositions is still rare. Consequently, this study strives to enhance the current understanding (1) by investigating the inhibitory role of passive innovation resistance for different kinds of innovative consumer behaviors and (2) by examining the moderating role of perceived stimulation for effects of passive innovation resistance. Based on a large-scale empirical study (n = 681), we provide first empirical evidence that passive innovation resistance inhibits both consumers’ tendencies to engage in innovative behavior and actual new product adoption. Furthermore, the results confirm that perceived stimulation increases the negative effects of passive innovation resistance. Our findings contribute to the ongoing discussion on a possible pro-change bias in adoption literature and to the current understanding on how to develop and market innovations to reach market success.


“customer resistance is usually one of the most significant risks to innovation”
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Abstract: The advent of the computer has given rise to several types of reactions, ranging from fear, avoidance and sabotage, on the one hand, to patterns of headlong involvement and overuse comparable to addiction, on the other. The significance of the more extreme reactions, which may be labelled pathological or counter-productive, is discussed, as well as possible means of preventing such exaggerated responses. Approaches to modifying computer fear and avoidance are followed by proposed means of modifying computer overuse or addiction.


In the extreme, opposition to innovation has been called innovation sabotage
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Abstract: Contemporary organizations require a strong learning orientation to gain competitive advantage. Based on in-depth interviews with senior executives and a review of the literature, the present investigation delineates four components of learning orientation: commitment to learning, shared vision, open-mindedness, and intra organizational knowledge sharing. A framework is tested using data from a broad spectrum of US industries. Learning orientation is conceptualized as a second-order construct. Its effect on firm innovativeness, which in turn affects firm performance, is examined. The results generally support theoretical predictions, and some interesting findings emerge.


Paper that defines and describes learning orientation. Used in my article on improving the innovativeness of organisations.
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